Videos tagged with "board"
Cruising The Yangtze Gorges [24:03]
Late Friday night October 21st 2011 we are greeted by a band as we board the Victoria Empress in Chongqing. After a quick check in we go to the top deck to w...
Helicopter Crash on Mountain a Russian MI-17 Crashes on Takeoff from Mount Everest Base Camp Nepal [00:59]
Helicopter Crash on Mountain a Russian MI-17 Crashes on Taking off from a Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal, on May 28th 2003. An accident report on AERO News Network states -- "A Russian Mi-17 turbine helicopter, enroute to Base Camp with porters on their way to the 50th anniversary celebrations of Mount Everest's (29002 feet) first climb, crashed Wednesday with at least three fatalities and seven reported injuries/survivors. The Mi-17 was based in Kathmandu and chartered from Simrik Air. On board were five porters, a mountain guide and four crew members. On its return the helo was to have picked up climbers that had just returned from having climbed the mountain in celebration of the May 29, 1953 ascent by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The accident, seen on video, shows the Mi-17 on approach to landing and veering off to the left, suddenly, in a descent to disappear beyond a ridge line. The sight of parts flying about, shortly thereafter, occurs (apparently) at impact. Two of the dead were reported as mountain porter Phudorji Sherpa and cabin attendant Anup Dewan. An airport official claimed that, "The chopper left Kathmandu in the morning but because of bad weather it stopped at Lukla airport (in NE Nepal) for some time. It later proceeded to the Base Camp and crashed nearby." Among the injured was a German woman, who had the misfortune to be walking near Base Camp when the helicopter crashed. Listed in serious condition are Cris Lising (of Germany), the ...
Zip Flyer in Nepal [02:05]
Your adventure begins when you board your shuttle for the ride to the top the mountain. Your guide will narrate as you pass through the village of Sarangkot and then up the mountainside. Once on top you will take a short walk to the Butterfly Pavilion, an architectural marvel with breath-taking views of the Himalayan range. While you sip coffee and wait for your turn we assure your wait will be exciting. At 5400 feet above sea level you will sit into a special harness seat and await your launch. Two guests launch at once, and it is a race to the bottom! 5,4,3, 2, 1 and you're off, accelerating to 100 mph as you pass above the dense forest below. If your eyes are still open you will see sweeping views of majestic Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range and the raging Seti River. Your ride concludes with a break-activated landing on the HighGround Triangle in the village of Hyangja. And guess what, there's more. The HighGround Triangle boasts of a full-fledged restaurant overlooking the gorge and local Tibetan refugee settlement nearby should you wish to get a taste of their culture.
Interactive DVD ROM for Nepal Tourism Board [02:36]
Multimedia DVD ROM Developed by Moksha for Nepal Tourism Board has won the prestigious PATA Gold Award 2012. PATA GOLD AWARD Category: Marketing Media DVD ROM © 2012 Moksha Design Studio. All Rights Reserved.
Bird blamed for fatal Nepal plane crash [00:51]
Bird blamed for fatal Nepal plane crash Flames devour what's left of a light aircraft that crashed on take-off from Kathmandu killing all 19 people on board. Seven British and five Chinese passengers are among the dead. Before the crash the pilot radioed air traffic controllers saying the aircraft had hit a bird. The plane was bound on a clear morning for Lukla - a gateway to Mount Everest. The crash of the propeller-driven Dornier aircraft is the sixth fatal air accident in less than two years in Nepal, where more than a dozen small private carriers often brave bad weather to fly to mountain areas where there are no proper roads.